one and the same

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of one and the same

:one person or thing and not two
  • The restaurant's owner and chef are one and the same (person).

Word by Word Definitions

same play
  1. : resembling in every relevant respect

  2. : conforming in every respect

  3. : being one without addition, change, or discontinuance : identical

  1. : something identical with or similar to another

  2. : something or someone previously mentioned or described

  1. : in the same manner


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